Magically delicious

Peru restaurant gives new spins to classic favorites

Posted on Jul 30 2019 in Indiana Eats
A Portabella & Swiss Bison Burger with Bacon is just one of the tasty items on the menu at Voodoo Public House.

Creativity reigns on Voodoo Public House’s menu. And foodie fans of this popular Peru eatery couldn’t be happier with the culinary magic Rose Ryan, chef and co-owner, performs in the kitchen.

For example, with the inspired addition of bacon and truffle oil, deviled eggs are elevated beyond your standard summer picnic fare.

Sure, the restaurant’s burgers can be topped with ketchup and mustard, but why not give them a Voodoo makeover with extras like Asian or celery slaw, mango, pulled jackfruit, peanut butter or fromager d’Affinois, a creamy French cheese? Out of the ordinary truly CAN be extraordinary!

The classic B.L.T. even gets an upgrade — and another initial. The B.A.L.T. sandwich, featuring a toasted baguette topped with avocado, field greens, basil aioli and balsamic vinaigrette as well as the Applewood-smoked bacon, is a favorite not only of diners, but Ryan herself.

Voodoo Public House’s wings are just as interesting. Oh, yes, you can order Buffalo wings, but why settle for the same-old-same-old when Chili-Spiked Sweet Tea and Cream Stout BBQ are available? Furthermore, why not sample duck wings, served with cherry-chipotle compote and smoked paprika dip? 

Voodoo Public House has its roots on wheels. Daniel Douglass and Chef Ryan, who had lived in Lafayette at the time, got involved in the food biz through a food truck they owned and operated. The Voodoo Truck — so named because Douglass refers to Ryan as a magician in the kitchen — was a huge hit and their tacos were legendary. When the couple moved to Peru — Douglass’ hometown — so did the food truck. In time, as business boomed, Douglass and Ryan decided to transition their business to an actual building. Thus, Voodoo Public House opened its doors four years ago. Both locals and those traveling through this small north central Indiana community can’t get enough of the eclectic and delicious fare.

Check out Voodoo Public House’s Facebook page ( to learn about the restaurant’s specials. When you visit Voodoo, be sure to go hungry and be ready to experiment with new flavors.

If you go …

Voodoo Public House
12 S. Broadway, Peru, Indiana


Tuesday–Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed